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Rational Powers in ActionInstrumental Rationality and Extended Agency$
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Sergio Tenenbaum

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198851486

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198851486.001.0001

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Extended Action and Instrumental Rationality

Extended Action and Instrumental Rationality

The Structure of a Theory of Instrumental Rationality

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Extended Action and Instrumental Rationality
Source:
(p.iii) Rational Powers in Action
Author(s):

Sergio Tenenbaum

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851486.003.0001

Chapter 1 presents the general structure of a theory of instrumental rationality, as well as laying down some of the main ideas and motivations for the extended theory of instrumental rationality (ETR) developed in the book. It characterizes the content of a theory of instrumental rationality in terms of its given attitudes (the “inputs” for a theory of instrumental rationality), its principles of coherence, its principles of derivation, and what counts as the conclusion of practical reasoning or the exercise of our rational powers (the “outputs”) of instrumental rationality. On ETR, intentional actions are both the given attitudes and the exercises of our instrumental, rational powers.

Keywords:   instrumental rationality, practical reasoning, rational powers, principles of coherence, principles of derivation, action

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